Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Returning To "Normal"...

Things are beginning to return to normal in New Jersey.
We have entered Stage 2, and we are seeing lots of changes and openings.
For me, 
things will stay about the same and I am more than ok with that.

I kept the Summer Bucket List light...
most of these things we can do without interacting with other people.
And I must admit,
I am a tad too excited to have 2 things crossed off already!

Being home, 
gives me more time to do, the things I have been thinking about doing.

I have been wanting to hang the art and souvenirs from my 
Rhinebeck trip for some time now.
Instead of just looking at the wall where I wanted to hang it,
I ordered the frames and got it hung.
I have things I am thinking about adding to it,
I have a couple of pictures of Leanne and I that I love, I may add them.
ps...now that the pictures are hung straight, 
it is quite obvious that the switch plate is on crooked.
Note to hubs, 
could you please straighten that for me?

The butterflies are emerging like crazy.
This image is from June 12th, my favorite picture this week.
Pictured are one male and one female.
I have 4 to go, if all emerge, I will have released 52 butterflies.

I made Country Style Spare Ribs for dinner last night.
My own food/recipe and they were amazing.
The side is warm Potato Salad with bacon and onions that is always delicious!


I continue to see these signs when we are out and about.
The hubs spotted this one and turned around so I could see it and get a picture.

Hope, Faith, Love...I could use all three things right now!!


  1. Hello,
    Love the art work and your pretty butterflies. The rainbow message is lovely. Your meal looks delicious, warm potato salad? Have a great day!

  2. Debbie, I love your list...so many fun things. I laughed about note to hubs.:):) Cute pictures. I really love the butterflies on that flowers head. So pretty. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Afraid it is not the switch plate that is crooked but rather the installation of the switches so not sure hubby can fix it but maybe he knows some magic:) I have never eaten warm potato salad maybe I should give that a try:)

  4. Especially the greatest of these.

  5. I'm happy you are continuing to be safe. Utah opened up quite a bit and our numbers are going up. We are pretty much staying in too. I kind have like it too for being able to catch up. I do love your bucket list; you always do such fun things. The pictures are so cute hanging on your wall. I love these Butterflies photos; some of your very best.
    Now I am hungry for what you made; it looks delicious.
    I do love the sign. We do need Hope, Faith and lots more love.
    Blessings and hugs!

  6. I can only imagine to thrill each butterfly release gives.

  7. How neat that you have two things off your list already :) How great that you have the artwork up, they look great! How wonderful that so many butterflies have been able to be set free! Hope you enjoy marking more off that list :)

  8. Debbie - I received my "Creativity Takes Courage" card this week! So nice to get some personal mail for a change! I hope Hubs reads your blog so that switch plate gets straightened! Oh, that food looks so delicious - the perfect summer meal! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Wonderful butterflies , wonderful photo! (Wonderful you for being such a good butterfly mom!) Dinner looks delicious. Pictures great ...can you pick out some for my wall too? (Lol, I have plenty of time, just no energy to choose I guess.)

  10. Glad you're already working on the list! The art is beautiful as are the butterflies! Fantastic looking meal.

  11. Lovely display. And your little art display reminds me I need to switch out some photos in the frames. How nice to have started your list too.

  12. Hope, Faith, Love … three good words.

    All the best Jan